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Linda Kirk, former Senator

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  • Former Australian Labor Party Senator for SA
  • Became a Senator on 1 July 2002 — Federal election
  • Left Senate on 30 June 2008 — retired

Voting record (from They Vote For You)

How Linda Kirk voted on key issues since 2006:

  • Voted very strongly for same sex marriage. votes
  • Voted strongly against increasing scrutiny of asylum seeker management. votes
  • Voted very strongly against government administered paid parental leave. votes
  • Voted very strongly for implementing refugee and protection conventions. votes
  • Voted moderately for increasing competition in bulk wheat export. votes
  • Voted very strongly for recognising local government in the Constitution. votes
  • Voted very strongly against voluntary student union fees. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing protection of Australia's fresh water. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing marine conservation. votes
  • Voted very strongly for restricting foreign ownership. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing investment in renewable energy. votes
  • Voted strongly against privatising government assets. votes
  • Voted very strongly for stem cell research. votes
  • Voted very strongly against more scrutiny of intelligence services & police. votes
  • Voted very strongly against decreasing the private health insurance rebate. votes
  • Voted very strongly against increasing the age pension. votes
  • Voted very strongly for extending government benefits to same-sex couples. votes
  • Voted moderately against increasing protection of Aboriginal heritage sites. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing availability of abortion drugs. votes
  • Voted very strongly for the Intervention in the Northern Territory. votes
  • Voted very strongly for increasing fishing restrictions. votes
  • Has never voted on encouraging Australian-based industry. votes
  • Voted moderately for uranium export. votes
  • Voted a mixture of for and against increasing surveillance powers. votes
  • Has never voted on increasing freedom of political communication. votes

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Most recent appearances in parliament

Adjournment: Child Abuse (26 Jun 2008)

“I rise to give my final speech, and I wish to inform the Senate of some important measures that are being taken by the South Australian and the Rudd Labor governments to help protect children from abuse and neglect, and to promote their wellbeing. In valedictory statements tonight, a number of senators kindly acknowledged the work that I have done over a number of years with Parliamentarians...”

Questions without Notice: Ministerial Staff Code of Conduct (26 Jun 2008)

“My question is directed to the Special Minister of State, Senator Faulkner. Will the minister advise on the status of the code of conduct for ministerial staff which was foreshadowed by the Prime Minister and the minister?”

Questions without Notice: Ministerial Staff Code of Conduct (26 Jun 2008)

“Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. Does the code ensure that ministerial staff are prevented from making executive decisions?”

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